Chalet holiday company Ski Beat has introduced new 100% recycled, second use R-PET plastic containers for the L’Occitane shampoo, shower gel and body lotion used within its fifty nine ski chalets in the French Alps. The move ensures that containers used for the toiletries are 100% recyclable with no production of plastic involved. The bottles […]Read More Chalet Company Gets Greener
Italian ski centre Pejo, a ski and thermal spa resort in Trentino’s Stelvio National Park, is claiming to be the first in the world to ban the use of single use plastics. That means no plastic cutlery, plates, straws, glasses, bottles or even sachets of ketchup are permitted in the valley. The move came after […]Read More Pejo Goes Plastic Free
The Swiss Tschuggen Hotel Group which runs a total of five properties, including four and five star hotels in St. Moritz and Arosa, has announced it has gone CO2 neutral by a combination of dramatically reducing the groups actual CO2 output and offsetting the CO2 emissions it still makes. In that latter part of it’s […]Read More Swiss Hotel Group Announces It’s Climate Neutral
Kazakhstan’s president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is reported to have ‘frozen’ a long-planned project to build a large ski resort at Kok-Zhaylau. The ski resort, reported to be a pet-project of Tokayev’s predecessor, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who ran the country for nearly 29 years between independence in 1990 and his resignation in March this year. The project has […]Read More Kazakhstan’s President Cancels Ski Resort Project on Environmental Grounds
Tour operator Mountain Heaven have introduced a 10% discount on all of their catered chalet bookings for this winter season when guests arrive by rail. “Climate change is a growing issue for the whole planet and the ski industry is especially close to this issue in several ways. There’s no doubt that climate change is […]Read More Tour Op Offers 10% “Eco-discount” For Guests Arriving by Rail.
The state of Vermont has long been a leader in the “green movement” by promoting best practices regarding the environment. That same ideology is a guiding force throughout the state’s ski industry. Efficiency is a top priority in the design and implementation of everything from snowmaking and equipment to the utensils in base lodge eateries. […]Read More Vermont Ski Industry’s 668 Green Projects To Save 1.77 Billion Tons of CO2
Researchers at UCLA have engineered a device that can generate electricity from falling snow. Christened a “snow-based triboelectric nanogenerator” or snow TENG for short, it works by taking advantage of the fact that snow is positively charged and the silicone the device uses is negatively charged. When the falling snow comes into contact with the […]Read More Green Electricity from Snowfall